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How CarSharing Works

CarSharing is a more convenient type of car rental that can be used as little as 15 minutes, a few hours, or multiple days. Users can book vehicles anytime through the reservation system and access them on their own with their membership card. The vehicles are picked up and returned to the same location and users only pay for the time and distance they used the vehicle.
 
eGo CarShare is Colorado’s first and only non-profit carsharing organization operating in Boulder County and Denver. A business eGo CarShare membership replaces the need of managing an in-house fleet or reimbursing employees for parking, mileage and gas. Extremely affordable and convenient, your business can also say goodbye to the rising costs of gas, insurance, maintenance and a parking spot. 
 
Membership allows access to cars 24 hours a day to our fleet of 50+ fuel efficient and specialty vehicles, for as little as 15 minutes at a time. Just make a booking online, use your personal key fob to unlock the car and return it to the same location when you're done.
 
Our fleet of strategically placed vehicles around town, near bus stops and close to B-Cycle stations will allow your employees and member businesses to maximize their transportation options while saving money, mitigating traffic and supporting a cleaner environment. On a yearly basis, each carshare vehicle in service:

• Replaces approximately 15 personally owned vehicles
• Reduces an estimated 150,000 vehicle miles travelled (VMT)
• Averts over 8,000 gallons of gas from being used
• Prevents over 73 tons of greenhouse gasses from entering the atmosphere
• Helps our members drive an average of 44% less and save around $6,500 in car expenses
 
Multiply these figures by 50, and ask the 2,900+ members who rely on eGo on a daily basis, and you can see the impact our entire fleet is having in the community each year! Learn more about our business and non-profit memberships and rates at http://carshare.org/business-nonprofit-rates/ or email peter@carshare.org.
 
 
 
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ZipCar
Zipcar is the world leader in providing 'wheels when you want them' -- a revolutionary mobility service that gives members on demand access to a variety of cars in cities, campuses and airports, by the hour or day. Zipcar helps consumers, businesses and governments save money and hassle, while helping make cities better places to live through smart and efficient transportation. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a leading global provider of vehicle rental services.
 
What is zipcar?
 
• Zipcar provides over 950,000 members on-demand access to more than 12,000 vehicles in urban areas on college campuses and at airports across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Austria, France, Germany and Turkey.
• Zipcar operates in over 30 major metro markets, at over 500 college campuses, and on over 50 airports
• Zipcar fills a vital need for many types of people including those that rely on public transportation, who seek the convenience and flexibility that the bus and train can’t always provide, as well as car lovers who seek the freedom and joy of driving, but want to avoid the cost and hassle of owning a car in the city
• Zipcar offers members a fleet of vehicles with over 50 different makes and models, including: hybrids, SUVs, pickup trucks, luxury vehicles, minivans, and cargo vans
• The Zipcar mobile app for iPhone and Android makes finding and reserving Zipcars easy and quick. You can even honk the horn to locate your car and unlock the doors through your mobile device
• Membership costs $70/year or $7/month and hourly rates start at just $8.25/ hour with our Occasional Driving Plan making Zipcar a cost-effective alternative to car ownership. Zipcar also offers discounted weekday driving rates for Zipcar4Business customers and membership to students 18+ on select campuses
• Zipcar takes care of gas, insurance, maintenance, and a dedicated parking spot. All reservations include 180 miles of driving per day
Top zipcar facts
• Zipcar members have reported using Zipcars for everything from everyday errands and moving to a new place, to weddings and trips home from the hospital with a new baby
• A Zipcar is reserved somewhere in the world every six seconds
• A Zipcar commissioned survey showed that Millennials reported that the high costs of maintenance, parking, and gas make it difficult for them to own a car
• 50 percent of Millennials surveyed by Zipcar say they would drive less if other transportation options, like public transit and car sharing, were available in their area, with 35 percent reporting that they are actively seeking substitutions for driving
• Members of Zipcar and car sharing programs report a 46% increase in public transit trips, a 10% increase in bicycling trips and a 26% increase in walking trips
• A Transportation Research Board/National Academy of Sciences study finds each shared car takes about 15 private cars off the road
• Frost & Sullivan estimates that car sharing can reduce the total transit costs for its members by 70%
• Zipcar Impact: Zipcar members report saving an average of $600 per month compared to owning a car
 
Top zipcar facts
 
· Zipcar members have reported using Zipcars for everything from everyday errands and moving to a new place, to weddings and trips home from the hospital with a new baby
· A Zipcar is reserved somewhere in the world every six seconds
· A Zipcar commissioned survey showed that Millennials reported that the high costs of maintenance, parking, and gas make it difficult for them to own a car
· 50 percent of Millennials surveyed by Zipcar say they would drive less if other transportation options, like public transit and car sharing, were available in their area, with 35 percent reporting that they are actively seeking substitutions for driving
· Members of Zipcar and car sharing programs report a 46% increase in public transit trips, a 10% increase in bicycling trips and a 26% increase in walking trips
· A Transportation Research Board/National Academy of Sciences study finds each shared car takes about 15 private cars off the road
· Frost & Sullivan estimates that car sharing can reduce the total transit costs for its members by 70%
· Zipcar Impact: Zipcar members report saving an average of $600 per month compared to owning a car
 
Posted: December 2017